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Al Hine Novels


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Hine, Al

Al Hine was an American novelist and children's writer. He died in 1974.

The collection consists of manuscripts for three novels by Hine (Princeton Class of 1938): corrected typescripts of An Unfound Door (1951) and The Birthday Boy (1959) and corrected typescripts and galley proofs of Lord Love a Duck (1961).

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Publications by Hine: An Unfound Door (Boston: Little, Brown, 1951), The Birthday Boy (New York: Scribner's, 1959), Lord Love a Duck (New York: Atheneum, 1961).

This collection was a gift from Al Hine in 1964.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Folder inventory by Allyse Terrell 2014 in 2013.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

The Birthday Boy, Corrected Typescript, undated. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

An Unfound Door, 1951. 4 folders.
Physical Description

4 folders

Lord Love a Duck, Typescript, 1961. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Lord Love a Duck, Author's Proof, 1960 October 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lord Love a Duck, Plate Proof, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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